Welcome to Weekly Scrapper! I’m happy you’ve been able to find some time for yourself to enjoy being creative. Sundays are special to me because this is the time that I have to share my passion for crafting with you when I’m not teaching at a Scrapbook Expo. So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s inspiration!
Read Together designed by Miriam Prantner
A warm and fuzzy memory shared in your own handwriting, a stamped border, watercoloring, and a priceless photo equal the perfect layout. Do you stamp in your scrapbooks? If not, I hope this post inspires you to give it a try. I know that stamping in a scrapbook is outside the box for some, and that’s OK. I scrapbooked for 10 years before I ever picked up a stamp, so I completely understand. Stamping your own custom embellishments is a creative and inexpensive way to add visual interest to your layouts.
I’d like to thank Miriam for sharing her creative inspiration. If you’d like more details on what was used in designing this adorable layout, click here and I will escort you over to the Neat and Tangled blog . I love it that scrapbookers, stampers, mixed media artists, and just about all paper crafters are now one big happy, creative family. Hugs to all!
Birch Tree Christmas designed by Loll Thompson
Don’t you just love this gorgeous wintery scene that Loll created with her perfectly placed layers and seamlessly blended background? Who wouldn’t feel the love that was put into this handmade treasure. The blue and white color scheme, the different textures, and that bit of sparkle creates a tranquil, wintery feeling. Another bonus it that it can be used for more than only Christmas.
I know you want to see how the magic was created so click here and I will take you over to Loll’s blog so you can take notes. Have fun experimenting with all the fun techniques and a thumbs up for those that are stepping outside your comfort zone. 😉 Thanks, Loll, for allowing us to share your inspiration with our readers.
Warmest Thanks designed by Barbara Anders
On the outside chance that you’re already done with your holiday cards, you can always get a head start on your thank you cards, right? I’m excited to share this sweet thank you card designed by the very talented Barbara Anders. Everyone needs to feel appreciated. I highly recommend stopping by the Paper Pursuits blog anytime you need a burst of inspiration; Barbara puts together the best tutorials.
Barbara used the Blueprints die set from My Favorite Things. The Blueprints line of Die-namics is designed to take the guesswork out of starting your next card project. Whether you’re short on time or simply need a jumpstart, Blueprints will get you well on your way. Each Blueprints set includes a digital design plan for you to follow or you can use the included elements to become your own architect and create something completely new and unique – it’s all up to you. Click here and I will lead the way to the My Favorite Things blog so you can check out the entire line of Die-namics; you’re gonna want them all, I know I do!
Christmas Countdown Ladder Designed By Cami Graham
This project just makes me smile; I fell in love with it’s whimsical charm and the thought of the kids looking forward to opening each bag on the appropriate date. What a great way to get the family in the holiday spirit! I’m thinking of putting a fuzzy heartfelt note inside each bag with a little pishky. Have fun deciding on what meaningful Christmas items that you would like to add to each bag.
There is still time to create your own Christmas Count Down Ladder; you still have another week! Click here and I will escort you over to Cami’s blog, Tidbits, so you can walk through each step to recreate this fun Christmas project. Thanks, Cami, for sharing your amazing tips and techniques. I can’t wait to try using a rolling pin and ink to stamp on the fabric and using bleached drop cloths is genius, so creative! Happy holidays to you and yours!
Creamy White Chicken Caprese Lasagna
I know it sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But it comes together very quickly and can be on the table in under an hour. It works great for a family dinner or is equally at home served for a dinner party. It’s great that you can make it up ahead of time so you can enjoy the party.
Click here and I will take you over to The Cookie Rookie Blog so you can take notes and print out the recipe; you might want to print out several copies as your guest will be asking for the recipe. Be sure to stop by The Cookie Rookie any time you need some yummy inspiration. Bon appetit!
Thanks for stopping in for a visit, I wish you a very creative day and a wonderful week ahead. Happy Thanksgiving!
2 thoughts on “Sundays With Lorraine”
WOW this birch card is AMAZING!!!! Is there a tutorial anywhere on how to do the gradient color in the background?
And the lasagna looks … even better! YUM
Hello April, The blue background was sponged using three colors of distress inks. Then Loll sprayed the card front with shimmer mist. Once dry, she added some embossing paste through a falling snow stencil, and sprinkled a mix of white and glitter embossing powders over top. Once the paste was dry, It was heat embossed. If you click on the title in the article you can view a complete tutorial. As far as the lasagna it really is as delicious as it looks. Have a wonderful holiday!
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